MTV Says Margera's 'Jackass' Suit Imperils Calif. Film Industry

By Craig Clough (December 17, 2021, 10:16 PM EST) -- MTV, Paramount Pictures and others behind the upcoming film "Jackass Forever" told a California judge Friday that his tentative decision to preserve a state copyright claim in Bam Margera's lawsuit over his firing from the film is "frightening" because it threatens the viability of the film business in the state.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert S. Draper tentatively outlined his intention to partially deny an anti-SLAPP motion from MTV and the other defendants seeking to strike Margera's copyright and Unfair Competition Law claims. Margera's suit also includes claims for wrongful termination, breach of contract and common law copyright infringement....

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